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    James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote

    Fresh off his directorial debut, the William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," which just had its premiere at Cannes (go HERE for our review), James Franco has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for $500,000 to make a trilogy of feature films based on short stories in his first b...

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    Will You Give James Franco $500,000 So He Can Make A Trilogy Based On His Own Short Stories?

    The subject of celebrities crowdsourcing to get their movie projects funded has been debated constantly throughout the year. The “Veronica Mars” movie and Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” both managed to have successful Kickstarter campaigns despite many complaints and negative feedback the projects m...

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    This Is The End

    This movie is a self-indulgent exercise built on a one-joke premise…but it made me laugh from start to finish.

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    Watch: 'This Is the End' 'Real World' Parody Starring James Franco Is Almost As Funny as the Film

    As if Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut featuring Rogen, James Franco and Michael Cera poking fun at their own celebrity wasn't meta enough, the funny crew behind the comedy has taken it to a whole other level with a hilarious bit of cross-promotion that transplants the main cast to t...

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    'This Is the End': Sly Critique of Fame or Inside Joke?

    As the title tells us, it is. "This Is the End" takes a devilish glee -- in that gross-out, dicks-out sort of way -- in not only seeing Hollywood decimated, but also the celebrities that populate it.

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    Rihanna, Emma Watson & Michael Cera In New 'This Is The End' Photos; Plus New Clip

    The end is nigh. To think it all started in 2007 as "Jay And Seth Versus The Apocalypse" a short YouTube clip starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves if they were degenerate roommates living in squalor during the apocalypse. This of course evolved into what's now known as "This Is The End...

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    Casting Watch: Franco, Bridges, McAdams, Cotillard and More Lined Up for Animated 'The Little Prince'

    James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti are all on board as voice actors for an animated feature version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 1943 classic novella "The Little Prince." Mark Osborne ("Kung Fu Panda") is set to helm.

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    Review Roundup: Critics Won Over by Rogen and His Funnyman Gang in 'This Is the End'

    Early reviews are coming in for Seth Rogen's directorial debut and apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End," starring Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Michael Cera all playing hyperbolic versions of themselves. And critics are eating it up: Variety cites t...

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    Review: 'This Is The End' Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco & Danny McBride

    While Jonah Hill and James Franco have each earned Oscar nominations, with Danny McBride finding roles both dramatic and comedic on the small and big screen, Jay Baruchel showing new shades on the stage and Craig Robinson adding textures to his comic persona, it's really been Seth Rogen who has more...

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    James Franco Continues His Film Critic Aspirations By Telling VICE Readers He Loves 'Leviathan'

    A week after defending "The Great Gatsby" in a written review, James Franco has continued his aspirations to add film critic to his seemingly endless list of hyphenates, this time offering up his take on Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's "Leviathan."

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